Key considerations for on-site assessment of EU/EEA refugee transit points and accommodation centers in the context of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine – Ukraine

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Objective

This guidance note aims to provide practical guidance to national and local authorities, the United Nations (UN) and civil society organizations on public health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) measures. ) at border entry points, reception and accommodation centers in affected neighboring countries. by the Ukrainian crisis. The guidance note does not cover the overall management of these sites, specific measures related to epidemiological surveillance or specific disease control programs for which other guidance documents exist.

Section I of the document provides an overview of approaches suitable for different situations, while Section II provides background and brief technical guidance on specific public health and WASH considerations.

The appendix includes a checklist which has been developed as an on-site support tool to assist in the assessment of refugee accommodation or centres. The tool is divided into three sections, reflecting the three situations in which refugees may find themselves. A baseline assessment is essential to ensure minimum standards are being met and follow-up assessments will ensure that corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner. Users may consider developing an action plan to address the findings. The checklist is intended to be used as a living document, which can be translated and adapted to the national context of host countries.

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